Our Counsellors

We provide experienced and qualified professionals who are all members of their appropriate professional body.

Sara Eaton

Counsellor

BASS Counseling and Pyschotherapy
Provisional Member Registered with NZAC

Sara is a Psychotherapy trained Counsellor.  She works with adults and young people. Sara has a strong health and wellbeing focus  with self-care, recovery and developing resilience.  Sara can help you to deal with grief, distress, anxiety and depression, she can offer support and good process for building confidence and creating calm in the busyness of daily life.

Mandy Pentecost

Counsellor

MCouns. MA DipTch.
Member Registered with NZAC

Mandy works with groups, individuals and in organisations with issues such as stress and conflict management, communication, assertiveness, self-esteem, harassment and bullying.

“I enjoy working with families, adults and young people who want to make changes and improve their well being. I offer a calm place to talk openly.”

Mandy is a narrative therapist which means she can help you separate a problem when you get stuck. She is an experienced and well qualified counsellor.

Cherilea Stalker

Counsellor and Therapist 
PNAP Facilitator, Group Therapy

Dip.Psychotherapy Dip. Integrative Psychology (Hakomi)
Provisional Member Registered with NZAC

Cherilea have over 30 years’ experience in counselling around issues such as parenting, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and relationship issues.

“I acknowledge the need for safe practice relating to client’s ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, spiritual and cultural beliefs”. Cherilea will incorporate mind, body, spirit, emotions and whānau, when working alongside others.

Linda Elliott-Ghadami

Registered Psychologist NZPsS

MNZPsS

Linda is a Registered Psychologist, who works with adults and adolescents experiencing mental health difficulties including; depression, anxiety, grief, work and family issues.

Linda is an approved provider of services for ACC sensitive claims.

“I enjoy working with people who want to make positive changes in their lives. Having lived overseas for a number of years I also have a particular interest in cross-cultural issues.”

Joseph Stone

Registered Psychologist NZPsS

MNZPsS

Joe is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in therapeutic assessment and counselling with children and families. His expertise includes developmental and functional assessment and treatment of trauma in children and families. Joe works with people who have a family member dealing with addictions and adults in post addiction maintenance of wellbeing.

“Holistic and strengths-based approaches have been the focus of my clinical practice.”

Patricia Schimanski Clark

Counsellor

BASS (Psychotherapy)  Dip. Integrative Psychology (Hakomi)
Member Registered with NZAC

Patricia offers Hakomi as a way of looking at the world that is compassionate, mindful, curious, non-invasive, humorous and respectful.

Patricia’s experience as a counsellor includes working alongside children and adults with various issues.  Clients that are struggling through grief and change, depression, challenging relationships, abuse and other problems that can be overwhelming for a young or adult person and their family connect well with her.

“Sometimes we need someone who isn’t involved in our lives to listen and help us understand some pretty tough experiences.  I think it’s important to feel comfortable and safe with a counsellor.  I work within an organisation that values professionalism and honours the unique position of every client.”

We have additional external providers for ACC funded counselling for survivors of sexual violence. For more information please click here

“Our mission is to provide services that help families along life’s journey. Our values of integrity, teamwork, innovation and compassion guide our actions and decisions.”